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Richard Moore said:
<<I think it's good to make an authority record as early as possible, so that future published works can be collocated with the thesis or dissertation, but I wonder if we should make it standard NACO practice to add a 667 note to an authority established from the legal form of name in a thesis: "Change heading if form on later published works differs". This would alert a future cataloguer, who might otherwise be nervous.>>

Excellent points!

As someone who has entered NARs with similar 667s, I believe this is in the best interest of all concerned (users, catalogers, reference folks, etc.). The 670[s] in the NAR based on the thesis heading may contain information, such as birth year or fuller form, which potentially could be used to disambiguate a name subsequently used.

Wayne Richter
Asian Materials Specialist/PCC Liaison
The Libraries
Western Washington University
Bellingham, WA 98225-9103